Integrated Science Education Outreach (InSciEd Out) is an evidence-based classroom intervention that cultivates young scientists who are eager to pursue advanced level science curriculum and motivated to improve the health of their community.
InSciEd Out represents a partnership paradigm through which curriculum change is empowered by intellectual and technical resources found within each partner organization. Put simply, teachers are not asked to run a laboratory, and scientists are not asked to manage a kindergarten classroom. Instead, both are asked to share their expertise for a common end: science excellence. InSciEd Out-catalyzed change is conducted in an open environment of evaluation, assessment, refinement and continual professional development. Our success is focused on enhanced student achievement, with strong metrics included for all participants including teachers, administrators, students and science partners.
The organization began in Rochester Public Schools (RPS) in the spring of 2009, and to date InSciEd Out has reached hundreds of teachers and each year reaches thousands of students through partnerships in Rochester, St. Paul, Minneapolis, West St. Paul, Ghana, and India.